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Recent news items have focused on the impacts that African Swine Fever (AFS) in China is having on pork and soybean markets.  Today’s update looks briefly at these issues in […] (full story)


An agronomist says last fall’s late harvest is partly to blame for the regional shortages of anhydrous ammonia. Joel Steiber with Corteva AgriScience tells Brownfield, “I’ve got a couple of friends that farm in Iowa and they are... (full story)


Here is a sampling of some of the social media posts from farmers, ranchers and agriculture organizations across the country during Earth Day. (full story)


The USDA says beef demand was better than average during March. On March 31st, 2019, beef stocks in cold storage 450.657 million pounds, with a 23.231-million-pound decline during the month, compared to the five-year average of 15 million pounds.... (full story)


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While it already seems like an arduous planting season, little seed has actually hit the ground. However, good weather has finally hit the Midwest and planters are rolling. Farmers took to Twitter to share how planting is going so far. (full story)


The U.S. has won another World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against China. The U.S. successfully argued China’s use of tariff-rate quotas for rice, wheat and corn limited market access for U.S. grain exports. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue ... (full story)


Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says flood control along the Missouri River should be the top priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Ernst says the Corps is putting too much emphasis on environmental protections for fish and wildlife. “I hate... (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be in Burlington, Wisconsin Thursday, April 25 for a House Agriculture and Trade Public Field Hearing. Continue reading House Agriculture and Trade Public Field Hearing at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground in Bangor, Wisconsin on April 23, 2019 for a Farmers for Free Trade Tour Stop. Continue reading Farmers for Free Trade Tour Stop at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)


Below is a daily December gold chart showing planetary angle lines. I used a price per degree of .58. Uranus is support at 1272.20. The bottom Neptune crosses at 1245.30. The bottom Saturn crosses at 1211.60. The upper Jupiter crooses at 1406.40 and is key resistance. Below is a daily December... (full story)


M issouri Governor Mike Parson expects he’ll be ready to request a federal disaster declaration this week based on damage assessments in 16 Missouri counties that have endured historic flooding. Based on preliminary reports, Parson says it’s... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is starting the week quiet.  Bids and asking prices have yet to be established and it is likely significant trade volume won’t happen until the latter half of the week.  Last week saw a light to moderate trade... (full story)


Price downtrend in place and bears have solid near-term technical advantage to suggest new lows are coming. (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 1/4 cents lower in most contracts on Monday. Losses in the wheat complex are pressuring the market lower. Weekly data from USDA showed 1.353 MMT of corn shipped in the week of April 18. That was 14.33% larger wk/wk but... (full story)


Live cattle futures are showing $1.10 to $1.40 losses at midday, with April 20 cents lower. This is fallout from the Cattle on Feed report. Feeder cattle futures are $1.10 to $2.475 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.43 to $145.0... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down 70 cents to $2.125 on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 39 cents from the previous day @ $81.02 on April 18. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 46 cents in the Monday morning report, at $87.70. The picnic ... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 1/4 cents lower in most contracts on Monday. Losses in the wheat complex are pressuring the market lower. Weekly data from USDA showed 1.353 MMT of corn shipped in the week of April 18. That was 14.33% larger wk/wk but... (full story)


Soybean futures are fractionally to 1 1/2 cents lower in most contracts at midday. Meal futures are down 30 cents/ton, with May soy oil up 2 points. This morning’s Export Inspections report indicated 382,298 MT of soybeans shipped in the week t... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 3 to 25 points higher in most front months, with May down 2 points. The dollar is weaker this morning, with crude oil up $1.84/barrel, supporting cotton via synthetics. The large spec funds reduced their CFTC net long posit... (full story)


Wheat futures are posting 5 to 10 1/2 cent losses on Monday. KC and MPLS are posting new contract lows. The 7-day QPF shows heavy rainfall in parts of TX and OK over the next week. Parts of KS, CO and NE saw rains last night into this morning. USDA ... (full story)


Inflation buy, Meats gettin little dicey up here. 45c hog puts, coffee calls? DXY slips, NASD, breath weak? Lesson on common sense (full story)


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Americans for Free Trade, a coalition of businesses and trade organizations, is asking President Trump to eliminate tariffs as part of the U.S.-China trade negotiations. In a letter, the coalition says a deal should also address China’s unfair... (full story)


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The USDA says export inspections for the week ending April 18th did show improvements for wheat, but with less than a month and a half left in the 2018/19 marketing year, the pace remains bearish. The current marketing year runs through the end of... (full story)


More than 130 farm groups and banks are calling on President Trump and Congress to pass a disaster relief bill. Efforts to pass a bill have been stalled by disagreements over additional aid to Puerto Rico. In a letter, the groups say that... (full story)


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